The first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska this Wednesday offered her spiritual support to nationals of her country during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, a country that remains open to Russia despite Western sanctions.
Olena Zelenska in Abu Dhabi, in a speech to a packed hall on International Women’s Day, described her role and that of other first ladies as a real power and applauded the work of Ukrainians at a time of ongoing war with Russia. “We are a force and we can continue to change the world,” said Olena Zelenska at the Forbes 30/50 Summit, using a translator.
The first lady arrived in the Emirates on Tuesday and met Sheikh Mohammed in Qasr al-Bahar, in Abu Dhabi, the country’s capital, raising funds for the foundation of Zelenska, destined for the construction of orphanages, according to the agency. Emirati state news outlet WAM. “Sheikh Mohammed reiterated the UAE’s commitment to the people of Ukraine through continued humanitarian assistance, while also highlighting the importance of international and local efforts aimed at achieving a political solution to restore security, stability and peace. ,” he told WAM.
Zelenska received the summit’s Torch of Freedom Award, presented by Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state and presidential candidate, who praised Zelenska for being “a strong advocate for her people.”